Marlborough, MA

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Population

39,771

0.572% growth

Poverty Rate

6.5%


Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$75,418

4.43% growth

Number of Employees

22,742

1.12% growth

Median Property Value

$325,700

2.91% growth

About

In 2017, Marlborough, MA had a population of 39.8k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $75,418. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marlborough, MA grew from 39,545 to 39,771, a 0.572% increase and its median household income grew from $72,222 to $75,418, a 4.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marlborough, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73%), White (Hispanic) (5.45%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.4%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.43%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4%). N/A% of the people in Marlborough, MA speak a non-English language, and 85.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marlborough, MA are Assabet Valley Regional Technical School (47 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Marlborough, MA is $325,700, and the homeownership rate is 56.7%. Most people in Marlborough, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Marlborough, MA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Marlborough, MA employs 22.7k people. The largest industries in Marlborough, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,043 people), Manufacturing (2,676 people), and Retail Trade (2,582 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,848), Public Administration ($71,818), and Information ($70,244).

Median household income in Marlborough, MA is $75,418. Males in Marlborough, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Marlborough, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,418

2017 value

± $3,239

4.43%

1 Year Growth

± 6.66%

Households in Marlborough, MA have a median annual income of $75,418, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,222 in 2016, which represents a 4.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marlborough, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3214

  2. Census Tract 3216

  3. Census Tract 3211

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marlborough, MA was Census Tract 3214 with a value of $91,429, followed by Census Tract 3216 and Census Tract 3211, with respective values of $87,885 and $87,274.

The following map shows all of the places in Marlborough, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marlborough, MA (2.55k out of 39.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,722 ± 398

  2. Hispanic

    644 ± 263

  3. Other

    387 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marlborough, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

22.7k

2017 Value

± 1,198

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 7.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marlborough, MA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 22.5k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marlborough, MA, are Management Occupations (2,590 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,175 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,108 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marlborough, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marlborough, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,590 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,175 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,108 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marlborough, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.48 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.92 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marlborough, MA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($99,167), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,556), and Management Occupations ($87,621).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.7k

2017 Value

± 1,198

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 7.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marlborough, MA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 22.5k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marlborough, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,043 people), Manufacturing (2,676 people), and Retail Trade (2,582 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marlborough, MA, though some of these residents may live in Marlborough, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Marlborough, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,043 people), Manufacturing (2,676 people), and Retail Trade (2,582 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marlborough, MA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.08 times higher than expected), Information (1.7 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marlborough, MA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,848), Public Administration ($71,818), and Information ($70,244).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.2% of the population of Marlborough, MA has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 8.7% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.432% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Marlborough, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Marlborough, MA see 788 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.51% increase from the previous year (784 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1052 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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788 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see an average of 788 patients per year. This represents a 0.51% increase from the previous year (784 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Middlesex County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.83%

Uninsured

56.8%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

8.7%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

0.432%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marlborough, MA declined by 7.89% from 5.24% to 4.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marlborough, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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Diversity

Marlborough, MA is home to a population of 39.8k people, from which 85.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 24% of Marlborough, MA residents were born outside of the country (9.56k people).

In 2017, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29k people) in Marlborough, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k White (Hispanic) and 2.15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marlborough, MA was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Marlborough, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Marlborough, MA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.56k people

25.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.1k people

As of 2017, 24% of Marlborough, MA residents (9.56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marlborough, MA was 25.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

85.2%

2017 Citizenship

82.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.2% of Marlborough, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marlborough, MA was 82.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marlborough, MA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    29k ± 1.31k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    2.17k ± 769

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    2.15k ± 517

In 2017, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29k people) in Marlborough, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k White (Hispanic) and 2.15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Marlborough, MA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    696 ± 182

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    253 ± 136

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    187 ± 99

Marlborough, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Marlborough, MA awarded 47 degrees. The student population of Marlborough, MA is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 39 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marlborough, MA are Black or African American (20 and 42.6%), followed by White (18 and 38.3%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 17%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Marlborough, MA by number of degrees awarded are Assabet Valley Regional Technical School (47 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marlborough, MA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (47 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Marlborough, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 47 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Marlborough, MA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 47 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Marlborough, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

47 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Marlborough, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Assabet Valley Regional Technical School with 47 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6

Degrees Awarded to Men

41

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 6 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marlborough, MA, which is 0.146 times less than the 41 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

  2. White

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marlborough, MA were to Black or African American students. These 20 degrees mean that there were 1.11 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marlborough, MA was $325,700 in 2017, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $316,500 to $325,700, a 2.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Marlborough, MA is 56.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marlborough, MA have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marlborough, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$325,700

2017 Median

± $11,750

$316,500

2016 Median

± $12,939

In 2017, the median property value in Marlborough, MA grew to to $325,700 from the previous year's value of $316,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marlborough, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marlborough, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$75,418

Median Household Income

± $3,239

15.5k

Number of Households

± 948

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.5k households in Marlborough, MA grew to $75,418 from the previous year's value of $72,222.

The following chart displays the households in Marlborough, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marlborough, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marlborough, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.7%

2017 Homeownership

55%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.7% of the housing units in Marlborough, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marlborough, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marlborough, MA have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.28% of the workforce in Marlborough, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marlborough, MA was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.8%) and those who Worked At Home (4.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marlborough, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marlborough, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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